ZENB Penne with Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pancetta


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 25 minutes

TOTAL TIME 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 358g
Servings: 4

Calories: 480

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat14g18%
Saturated Fat3g15%
Dietary Fiber15g54%
Total Sugar6g
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 158mg 10%
Iron 6mg 35%
Potassium 1091mg 25%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


This tasty dish features pancetta and balsamic roasted brussels sprouts to compliment your ZENB Penna Pasta. You will love the flavors while you enjoy a good source of fiber, good source of vitamin C, low saturated fat,and low cholesterol.


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pancetta (about 2 ounces)
  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
  • 1 small lemon, juiced
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • cracked black pepper



Preheat oven to 425°F. Place Brussels sprouts, 1 tablespoon vinegar, oil, salt & pepper on rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Toss gently until evenly coated; top with pancetta. Bake 20-25 minutes or until Brussels sprouts are deep golden brown, stirring gently halfway through. Drizzle with remaining vinegar.


Meanwhile, cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Drain, return to pot.


Add roasted Brussels sprouts mixture, lemon juice and cheese to pot. Mix gently until well combined. Serve topped with hazelnuts and cracked black pepper.

Tasty Tips

Substitute 2 finely chopped strips of bacon for the pancetta.

Cut stems and remove tough outer leaves from each Brussels sprout to trim before cooking.

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